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Venus and Serena win, showdown looming

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LONDON (AP) Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

At age 35, 21 years removed from her first professional tournament, Williams still possesses a dangerous serve, along with the muscle memory that comes with seven Grand Slam singles titles, five at Wimbledon.

And so while it is her younger sister Serena who is ranked No. 1, has 20 major titles and owns a 23-match Grand Slam winning streak as of Wednesday, the elder Williams is still in the draw at the All England Club, too - and the siblings are closing in on what would be their 26th all-in-the-family matchup on tour.


2015 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 13,845
2 R. Federer 9,665
3 A. Murray 7,450
4 S. Wawrinka 5,790
5 K. Nishikori 5,660
6 T. Berdych 5,050
7 D. Ferrer 4,490
8 M. Raonic 4,440
9 M. Cilic 3,540
10 R. Nadal 3,135
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2015 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 11,291
2 P. Kvitova 6,870
3 S. Halep 6,200
4 M. Sharapova 5,950
5 C. Wozniacki 5,000
6 L. Safarova 4,055
7 A. Ivanovic 3,895
8 E. Makarova 3,575
9 C. Suarez Navarro 3,345
10 A. Kerber 3,285
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